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Quartieri Spagnoli, Naples
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Quartieri Spagnoli is a part of the city of Naples in Italy. The Neapolitan language is stronger here than anywhere else. It is a poor area, suffering from high unemployment and strong influence of Camorra. The area, encompassing c. 800,000 square metres, consists of a grid of around eighteen streets by twelve, including a population of some 14,000 inhabitants.The Quartieri' were created in the 16th to house Spanish garrisons, hence the name, whose role was to quench revolts from the Neapolitan population. Soon they became an infamous quarter with a high rate of criminality and prostitution.The area has among the highest rates of respiratory diseases, unemployment and youth crime in Europe. The housing in the Quartieri Spagnoli consists usually six storied blocks with a roof terrace and a central courtyard. The width of the average street is about 3 metres.Among the historic churches in the district are: Church of the Immacolata Concezione e Purificazione di Maria de' nobili in Montecalvario Church of San Carlo alle Mortelle Church of San Mattia Church of Santa Maria della Concezione a Montecalvario Church of Santa Maria della Lettera Church of Santa Maria della Mercede a Montecalvario Church of Santa Maria Francesca delle Cinque Piaghe Church of Sant'Anna di Palazzo Church of Santa Maria del Rosario a Portamedina Church of Santa Maria della Concordia Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie a Toledo Convent and church of Santa Maria dello Splendore Church of Santa Maria Ognibene Church of Santa Teresella degli Spagnoli Church of the Trinità dei Pellegrini Church of the Santissima Trinità degli Spagnoli
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  • Who goes to Naples cannot avoid having to these neighborhoods where the world seems to stand still. Unique emotions
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  • It should be one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Naples, but they do super gradient. It has long been the popular district of Naples, but have now left it to degrade and there is growing more immigration of the poor living in the. If Naples would like the car they will have it to rehabilitate strongly.
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  • I have to say I was a little skeptical instead loved and I did not notice any discomfort. Of course as you get in you realize you should behave not too distracted by tourist but I think going with a conscious attitude do not run any risk. At the end I was very satisfied and highly recommend them!!
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